Emmett Hook Center Presents: Foxfire


Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort and by concern over her son, Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks of her life with Hector. The show begins on September 19th. Call the box office at 429-6885 or visit emmetthookcenter.org to purchase your tickets today!

Loves Serves Tennis Tournament

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October 11-12, Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. Men’s and women’s teams, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0. SPONSORS + PLAYERS + VOLUNTEERS. Contact Deana Mitchell, dmitchell@fumcshreveport.org
318-424-7771, ext. 131. All proceeds go to assist victims of Domestic Violence in our local community.

Pray for the Cure

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 2nd to pray for the cure for cancer. We will join with the ONE Night of Worship event on Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-Media Room of the E & A Building. We will be in prayer for and with those undergoing cancer treatment, for those who are care givers and health care workers in this field, and giving thanks for those who are surviving. Join us as we lift our prayers in unison to pray for the cure.

Birthday Party for Jesus: A Cajun Christmas

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December 6, 10am-Noon in Bain Hall, Hunter Bldg. Let the good times roll at our Cajun Birthday Party for Jesus. Children and their parents will enjoy The Cajun Night Before Christmas, the Christmas story, crafts, games, and a birthday celebration fit for the King, Jesus Christ. Each guest is asked to bring a pair of pj’s or underwear that is the size your own child wears to be given to Geaux Bags for foster children. Invite your friends and, remember, siblings are welcome. Register by contacting Ms. Billie at 424-7771 or btate@fumcshreveport.org.

Global Leadership Conference 2014

The Summit is a world-class experience for leaders who want to get better. Everybody has influence and the responsibility to lead well. When cultivated in a culture of Christ-centered leadership, your influence can change lives and the organizations in which you lead. Leaders worldwide leverage the Summit to sharpen their skills and to unleash the full potential of their teams.

First Shreveport is a Premiere Hosting Site for the Summit, simulcast from Chicago, Illinois, on August 14-15. This intensive, two-day summit is a must for anyone who wants to hone their leadership skills.

If you purchase your tickets through Willow Creek, you’ll pay $249 per person. But through July 14th, First Shreveport offers a substantial discount on the admission price, for those attending here. Sign up today, and you qualify for Early Bird pricing – $99, a savings of over 60% off the price of an individual ticket.

On July 15th, the price goes up to $129, for advanced registration. From August 12th through the summit, the price increases to $159.

Join more than 190,000 leaders around the world at The Global Leadership Summit 2014.

Faculty for 2014


Founder and Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church


Filmmaker, Actor and Philanthropist


President and CEO, GE


Best-selling Author; Viral TED Speaker on The Power of Introverts


Senior Pastor, New Life Covenant Church; TIME’s 100 Most Influential People 2013


Best-selling Business Author; Founder and President,
The Table Group


Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Chairman of Good 360


Senior Pastor, Assembly of God Church, Kolkata, India


Founder and Lead Pastor, Fellowship Memphis


Co-Founder, VitalSmarts; Social Scientist for Business Performance


Commissioner General, Uganda Revenue Authority


Pastor, Passion City Church; Founder of the Passion Movement


New York Times
Best-selling Author; President of Mobius Executive Leadership


Chairman and CEO, Flow Companies Inc.

Register Today!

Annual Sporting Clays Tournament


2014 Sporting Clays

The Annual First United Methodist/David Toms Sporting Clay Tournament is a great opportunity to get ready for hunting season while enjoying great fellowship. Every year the tournament raises money to benefit various local ministries. For more information and how to register contact Tammy Hogg at 424.7771 or thogg@fumcshreveport.org.

2014 Louisiana Skeeter Run

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Annual Skeeter Run

Saturday, August 9 (scheduled in conjunction with the Global Missions weekend) at First Shreveport
$20.00 adults (saves 2 families), $10.00 children 18 & under (saves 1 family)
10K (7am), 5K (7:15am), 1 mile fun run/walk (7:20am)

 Early packet pick up is at Sportspectrum: Thursday, August 7, noon-7:00 p.m. and Friday, August 8. 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Race day registration will open at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9 at First Shreveport.

Activities afterwards to include:
Children’s activities, Music, Food

Living Waters for the World & Solar Under the Sun will be on hand making clean water for the participants and displaying the equipment we install for clean water systems in Haiti.

100% of registration fees go directly to Imagine No Malaria’s lifesaving initiatives. These initiatives have led to a reduction in the rate the disease is spread. UMCOR does the majority of the work for Imagine No Malaria. Just $10 buys a net that can save an entire family. A grant from the UN Foundation covers administrative costs, so all donations go directly to the lifesaving initiatives in Africa. First Shreveport is the host site for this year’s Shreveport race for the LA Conference. Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the United Methodist Church, is dedicated to eradicating malaria worldwide. The Louisiana Skeeter Run is celebrating its third year of raising funds and awareness for Imagine No Malaria.

video from the 2010 races with malaria stats is on our website homepage.

Last year’s event, enjoyed by nearly 2,500 participants statewide, raised nearly $78,000 for Imagine No Malaria. The 2014 Louisiana Skeeter Run will be held in six cities, with a run in five of the six districts and a race at The Wesley Center in Woodworth. Shreveport’s run is scheduled for August 9. All other races are slated for October. Churches for the events include University UMC and St. Andrew’s UMC, both in Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge District); University UMC, Lake Charles (Lake Charles District); Trinity UMC, Ruston (Monroe District); and, St. Timothy on the Northshore UMC and Newell UMC, Mandeville (New Orleans District).

For more information on malaria, you can visit Imagine No Malaria‘s website or view this quick, one-page PDF.


Vacation Bible School

2014 VBS

When kids feel weird, different, or lost in a crowd – nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. Scripture will come to life through praise and worship music, Bible lessons, active games, yummy snacks, Chadder’s videos, & fun crafts. T-shirt ($10) orders need to be in by July 1st. CD’s ($10) will be available for purchase also.

Click here to register now!